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mark pronunciación 1
noun
1 a visible blemish, such as a scratch or stain.
2 a patch, stripe, spot, etc forming part of a larger pattern.
3 a a grade or score awarded according to the proficiency of a student or competitor, etc;
b a letter, number, or percentage used to denote this What mark out of ten would you give it?
4 a sign or symbol a question mark .
5 an indication or representation a mark of respect .
6 the position from which a competitor starts in a race. See also on your marks below.
7 an object or thing to be aimed at or striven for; a target or goal It fell wide of the mark .
8 a required or normal standard up to the mark .
9 an impression, distinguishing characteristic or influence Your work bears his mark .
10 noteworthiness; distinction someone of no mark .
11 a cross or other sign used instead of a signature Make your mark below .
12 rugby
a a mark made with the heel on the ground by a player on making a fair catch;
b the act of making a fair catch within one's own 22-metre line and marking the spot where the catch was made, from where a free kick can be taken.
13 (often Mark) (abbreviation Mk) applied especially to vehicles: a type of design; a model or issue driving a Jaguar Mark II . See also marque1.
14 slang a suitable victim for trickery, theft, etc a soft mark .
verb (marked , marking )
1 tr & intr to spoil something with, or become spoiled by, a mark1 ( noun 1).
2
a to read, correct and award (a grade) to a piece of written work, etc.
b to allot a score to someone or something.
3 to show; to be a sign of something events marking a new era X marks the spot .
4 (usu mark something off or out) to fix its boundaries or limits with marks of some kind.
5 (often mark something down) to make a note of something; to record it.
6 to pay close attention to something mark my words .
7 sport to stay close to (an opposing player) in order to try and prevent them from getting or passing the ball.
8 to characterize or label someone or something This incident marks him as a criminal .
[Anglo-Saxon merc boundary or limit]
marked and marking see separate entries.
make or leave one's mark to make a strong or permanent impression.
mark someone's card to correct them, especially quickly and forcefully, when they are under a false impression; to put them right.
mark time
1 to move the feet up and down as if marching, but without going forward.
2 merely to keep things going, without making progress or speeding up.
off the mark
1 not on target; off the subject or target.
2 said of an athlete, etc: getting away from the mark1 ( noun 6) in a race, etc slow off the mark . See also quick off the mark under quick.
on your marks or mark athletics said to the runners before a race begins: get into your position, ready for the starting command or signal.
up to the mark
1 said of work, etc: satisfactory; of a good standard.
2 said of a person: fit and well.
mark someone down to give them or their work a lower mark had to mark him down for poor spelling .
mark something down to reduce its price a jacket marked down from £70 to £55 .
mark something off to indicate on a list, etc that (an issue, point, etc) has been dealt with.
mark something out to lay out its plans or outlines.
mark something up to increase its price; to make a profit for the seller on it. See also mark-up.


mark pronunciación 2
noun
1 (abbreviation M and DM) the former standard currency unit in Germany, replace in 2002 by the euro. See also Deutschmark.
2 formerly a unit of weight for gold and silver.
[Anglo-Saxon marc ]


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